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Easy Steps for Preparing Your Home for Sale

exterior of attractive suburban home with concrete driveway and mailbox You’ve been debating about it for a while, and you’ve finally come to the conclusion it’s time to put your home on the market. Whether you’re looking for something smaller, larger, relocating to another area, or simply want to take advantage of the spring selling season, you’ve decided to move ahead and list your property.

You love your home. Of course, you do. And know exactly why it would make a wonderful property for any potential buyer. Ideally, you want others to see it that way, too. Below are several tips that will make your home as appealing as possible to anyone viewing it for the first time.  Before you list your home for sale, follow through with these simple spruce-up ideas for maximum advantage:

Brownstone Real Estate’s 2019 Agent of the Year and Top Producers Announced

Brownstone owners and top ten agents for 2019 in a group photoCongratulations to Jean Taylor, Brownstone’s Agent of the Year for 2019!  We are so proud of your professionalism, dedication, and success!

Jean was honored, along with our Top Ten Agents at our 2020 Kick-off Event, held at the Historic Acres of Hershey. Our Top Ten honorees included Jean, Joan Hains, Dave Rippon, Joni Fortna, Gary Burk, Sally Copeland, Gloriana Barkanic, Rhoda Long, Cheryl Caloiero, Amy Dellinger and Becky Hilgers. We thank all of you for a fabulous year!


Yard and Home Tips for Autumn

raking autumn leavesWe’ve been fortunate to have enjoyed summer-like weather into October but it’s finally beginning to feel like autumn. Between cooler temperatures, dusk falling earlier, and a vivid tapestry of trees dressed in fiery reds, sienna and gold, the shift to fall is here.

Displays of plump orange pumpkins and colorful mums grace front porches; Octoberfests and Fairs are in full swing, and apple/pumpkin flavored desserts and beverages abound. It won’t be long before the smell of wood-smoke permeates the air, and little ghosts and goblins venture forth in search of goodies for trick-or-treat.

Autumn brings many things, including a time to prepare for the coming cold weather. Is your yard ready? Is your home ready?

The Last Hurrah of Summer

straw hat, eyeglasses and open book resting on a hammockThe kids are back in school, and Labor Day is right around the corner. Even though the official start of fall is still a few weeks away, rolling into September always feels like the last hurrah of summer. At least to me. Fortunately, we have a long three day weekend in which to wave goodbye.